|Light Triggering Thyristor for HVDC and other Applications|
High-power thyristors with direct light –triggering and integrated protection functions can be utilized advantageously for applications in which several thyristors are connected in series. This applies in particular to High-Voltage DC (HVDC) transmission, Static Var Compensation (SVC), converters for medium voltage drives, and also to certain pulse power applications. Recent progress in both device innovations and optimization of some application systems is reviewed in this article.
Keywords: HVDC; Light Triggering thyristors; SVC VLF and OWT